Art Deco, A Made in France's Style Which Won Over the World

With its sleek, powerful geometric lines, Art Déco style (1919-1940) stands out thanks to its lively appeal. Born of the impetus driving French artists such as architects Henri Sauvage, Robert Mallet-Stevens, Roger-Henri Expert and Pierre Patout, designers André Véra, Louis Süe, André Mare and Jacques-Émile Ruhlmann, fashion designers Paul Poiret and Jean Patou and sculptors Martel, Janniot and Sarrabezolles, it is the product of a vision shared by various artistic spheres.

The exhibition has been set up as a suite of sequences on themes striving to illustrate what lies behind Art Déco’s international success and its influence in various forms of artistic expression.


curators: Laurence de Finance, Emmanuel Bréon, Philippe Rivoirard, scenography: Nicolas Groult et Atelier Sylvain Roca, graphism: Graphica


photos: Gaston Bergeret

  • Opening: October 2013
  • Location: Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris
  • Area: 1100 m2
  • Production: Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
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